My Goldflame Honeysuckle was just covered with aphids last summer. I
used several different insecticide sprays and finally seemed to get
them under control. The aphids are back with a vengeance this
summer, and I was wondering if there is anything I can spray the
honeysuckle with next year that will last all season. These are such
beautiful and carefree plants, but these aphids are a real
A. Honeysuckle aphids
(Hyadaphis tartaricae) are the most troublesome pests
of ornamental honeysuckle vines (Lonicera spp.). Their feeding
spoils the flowers, and the toxin they inject causes the
characteristic curling of the leaves.
Honeysuckle aphids have several generations a year, so repeat
applications of an insecticide are usually required. Try this
tactic to get them under control:
In late spring, before the plants leaf out, apply horticultural oil.